AU Football Camp Attracting Talented Players

Kris Frost is one of a large group of talented football prospects who will be camping at Auburn this weekend.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn will hold the first of its two summer mini-camps for football prospects on Sunday. While the temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90's, the action on the field could be just as hot with dozens of top players from around the Southeast expected on the Plains.

One of the campers scheduled to participate got an early start as Kris Frost decided to make it an extra long weekend in Auburn by arriving on Thursday to participate in another camp. He says that he is glad he did.

"I competed a little bit in the team camp that was going on," Frost tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They were able to throw me on a team and I was able to run some routes, catch some balls and I also covered a few people playing linebacker.

"It was a whole lot of fun," notes Frost, who made a return trip from North Carolina to Auburn. He was on the AU campus last month for the Big Cat Weekend.

"There were a lot of great players at the camp from Texas and Mississippi as well as Alabama and other places," Frost says of the camp that ran Thursday and Friday. "Every time I come to Auburn it is a whole lot of fun. I seem to have the best time of my life."

Frost, a 6-3, 216-pound rising senior at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C., hopped on a bus to make the trip to Auburn. "It was cool," he says of the bus ride. "It was a good experience."

Rated the No. 18 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com, Frost is also an outstanding receiver. "

Prattville Christian, one of several dozen teams participating in the two-day camp, allowed him to participate with its team in the seven-on-seven passing tournament. "You always learn every time you get out on the field," he says. "I enjoyed the camaraderie of the whole thing. It was a great time."

Frost says that Auburn is recruiting him as either an offensive or defensive player. Asked what side of the ball he would prefer to play on in college, Frost says, "I am really open. I am trying to get the opportunity to play as soon as possible, but I would rather play receiver."

After Frost returns home from Auburn he plans to attend a camp with his high school team that will be held in Michigan and then another in Charlotte at the Carolina Panthers' stadium. If his team wins the camp in Charlotte, it will move on to a competition in Tampa.

Kris Frost

Later in the summer his Matthews High team will attend a camp in Oregon. "I have quite a few places to go," Frost says. "It is pretty exciting and I am having a lot of fun."

Frost notes that he is developing a good comfort level with Auburn and the coaches. "Auburn is not too far away at all," he says. "The coaches are great. It is a great place."

Over the summer Frost says he is working on "getting bigger, stronger and faster." He points out that he has made good strides on his speed. "I have got my 40 down to a 4.49,"?he says. "I want to get into the mid to low 4.4s. You might say that will be a little hard to do for a guy my size, but I believe with the proper work and training I can get it done."

Frost says he is no hurry to make a decision on his college choice and notes that he plans to make his announcement on where he will attend college at the U.S. Army All-American Game after his senior season.

The state of Alabama is expected to be represented very well at Auburn's one-day camp as players such as Auburn commitment Anthony Swain and his Gadsden City High teammates Darryl Collins and Alonzo Harris are expected to take part in the camp. Swain was one of Auburn's earliest commitments for the 2011 class.

Demond Wills from Lincoln High, Thomas Williams from Vigor, Jamal Golden from Wetumpka and Ricky Hunter from Loachapoka High are expected to attend.

In addition a group of the top defensive back prospects in the state are expected to be in as Jonathan Rose from Leeds, Erique Florence from Valley, Chris Jones from Minor and Jacquez Kirk from Walker County High in Jasper are all expected to take part in the camp on Sunday. From Georgia cornerback prospect Akeem Hunt from Newton High is expected to make a visit to the camp.

Xzavier Dickson is expected to return to Auburn. He was on campus for the Big Cat Weekend.

It's not just in the secondary where the prospects will be as Griffin, Ga., High will have two standouts in attendance up front in Xzavier Dickson and Corey Moore. One of the more heavily regarded defensive linemen expected at the camp is FSU commitment Derrick Mitchell from First Coast High in Jacksonville, Fla. He's expected to be joined by teammates Jarod Henry and Chris Terry.

Continuing with the defensive theme, linebacker A.J. Johnson from Gainesville, Ga., High is considered one of the top prospects at his position in the country and is expected in along with speedy linebacker Justin Williams from Valdosta High. Also expected to be visiting from Georgia is big offensive tackle Justin Floyd from Cartersville. He's expected to make the trip along with teammate J.D. Jones.

Others who are expected in for the camp include Antonio Marsh from Blount High in Prichard along with fellow Mobile area prospect Rashad Cunningham, a wide receiver from Davidson.

In the 2012 class are a pair of heavily recruited offensive linemen in Michael Flint from Oxford and Caleb Peterson from Auburn High. Tory Agee, a 2012 prospect from Opelika High and the son of former Tiger star Tommie Agee, is expected to make the camp as is 2012 running back prospect T.J. Yeldon from Daphne. Another 2012 prospect expected to attend is offensive tackle Steven Foster from Demopolis. Another 2012 lineman expected to visit is Chase Roberts from Greater Atlanta Christian School.


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